Recommend stopped working

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04 Sep, 2019 03:05 PM

Running Windows 10/Firefox . Nothing happens. Started yesterday I think.

  1. 1 Posted by jaamkie on 05 Sep, 2019 02:43 AM

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    Same I get an error message 

  2. 2 Posted by poliwrangler on 12 Sep, 2019 04:53 PM

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    Have similar issue but only within the Tip Jar, no error but nothing happens. Can see who else has tipped. Been happening at least a month or so.
    Win10 - Firefox (AdBlock+), Chrome (uBlock Origin)
    Win7 - Firefox, Chrome, IE

    Recommend at top of page works fine. Can Rec and Tip on mobile.

  3. 3 Posted by Sollins, Philli... on 12 Sep, 2019 04:56 PM

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    Thanks! Still comes and goes, even at the top of the page. Sometimes opening the post in a new window makes rec work, sometimes not.

  4. 4 Posted by poliwrangler on 12 Sep, 2019 05:20 PM

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    Waitaminnit. I now see that clicking on the "Greater Than" sign to the left of the Tip Jar will allow the tip to be accepted. I had been clicking more to the right which only activated/displayed the frame of the Tip Jar comment box, not allowing the tip.

  5. 5 Posted by poliwrangler on 12 Sep, 2019 05:35 PM

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    Phil, do you get the same behavior in Chrome or Internet Explorer? One thing I tried was to reset Firefox. (of course that didn't fix my user error.) Also maybe try restarting FF with add-ons disabled? That's under the FF "hamburger" or menu button/ Help/ Greater Than arrowhead.

  6. 6 Posted by Sollins, Philli... on 13 Sep, 2019 05:52 AM

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    Thanks, I found that > sign and it worked but then I forgot about it. I'll try it again. But really - that's pretty obscure. Be nice to just have the recs work w/o kludges.

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